It’s finally here! Central Perk Cafe opened last week at 199 Lafayette Street in Soho, NYC. Probably one of the longest lines I had ever seen, but it was worth the wait just to experience the set of my favorite shows. Central Perk was the coffeehouse on the sitcom, Friends, where the 6 friends gathered on almost every episode. It’s also where Rachel served as a waitress for a while, where Phoebe performed her Smelly Cat debut, and where the socially awkward Gunther served coffee and had a crush on Rachel. 🙂
While you wait on line to get inside, you can smell the strong aroma of the free cups of coffee they serve. Without giving away TOO much of what’s offered, here are a couple glimpses into the cafe – hopefully, souvenirs won’t be sold out on the day you visit!
can this BE any more obvious that it’s Phoebe Buffay? =D
Overall the cafe wasn’t amazing like I thought. It got crowded and rushed. However, it is a rare opportunity and I say it’s worth a visit! You get at least 10 seconds to sit on the famous couch. 🙂